Plus, the last time I'd been seriously single, it was 2006; texting was barely a given, much less Tinder.
But, I figured, if Robin Wright can snag a hot younger boyfriend after 15 years of marriage and a very public divorce, I could at least give dating a shot.
Don’t assume that kids will understand the need for a “crazy phase” of dating.
They are dealing with their own issues of loss, betrayal, adjustment, trust- just to name a few.
Children between the ages 5 and 10 were more possessive of their mother than older children.
Leah Klungness, co-author of The Complete Single Mother, states that post-divorce dating can be stressful for children.
For an ex-spouse to see their former partner kissing during a recreational event will most likely cause anger or hurt. This role-modeling will help your children to assimilate a new person into their lives in a healthy way. Any resulting resemblance to people is entirely coincidental and unintentional.
It is common for one party to feel jealous or possessive when they realize that their former spouse is dating. We are licensed clinical psychologists practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area. Interaction with us via the blog does not constitute a professional therapeutic relationship.
This is a common question for newly separated or divorced parents.
Like so many things involving children after divorce, the answer is “it all depends.” But there are a few ground rules that can help in the transition to dating.
Behold the 16 stages of my journey, illustrated with GIFs featuring sassy women.